Richard Ray Carson was welcomed HOME by Jesus September 14, 2021. June 13, 1957 after confessing his sins to God, he received Jesus Christ as his Savior at
Trinity United Brethren Church in Pickerington, Ohio. This insured his going HOME to Heaven when he took his last breath here.
Richard, whom many knew as Sonny, Dad, Grandad, Great Grandad and Reverend/Pastor Carson, was born September 2,1935 in the back of a Model T in Columbus, Ohio to Darl and Helen (Miller) Carson. Richard was the last remaining of their 13 children.
His brothers and sisters are Darl Jr, Joe, James (Jimmy), Earl, Robert, Thomas, Carolyn (Sissy), Donna, Peggy, Wanda, Sue, and Mary.
His wife of 62 years, Janis M. Carson, died in June of 2020. He is survived by their five children:
Jill (Robin) Snyder, Jodie (David) Easterling, Richard R. Carson Jr. (Rick), Marsha (Todd) Zanow, Dirk (Kizzy) Carson. He loved and was loved by 14 grandchildren (plus their spouses) and 23 great grandchildren.
Richard was an avid golfer from childhood and competed multiple years in the OPGA Senior Memorial Championship. Several years he competed with his brothers and then sons and nephews.
He served during the Korean War In the Marine Corp.
Richard attended Malone College and Circleville Bible School. He was licensed to preach with the EUB Church in 1961 and later received his ordination with the Park Avenue Baptist Church, Titusville, Florida in 1971.
Through the trials and joys of his life he always told people who Jesus Christ is and that Jesus loves them.
Spence Funeral Home in Canal Winchester, Ohio handled the arrangements.
A burial and celebration of his life will be had by his family at a to be determined date. Burial will be beside his wife at Franklin Hills in Canal Winchester, Ohio
Finally, but always resounding throughout eternity is what our Dad would say if he were here preaching his own funeral.
His words would be:
Heaven is real.
More beautiful than you and I can imagine.
He would say Jesus welcomed me and put the robe around me just as He promised.
I could never have imagined all the people here welcoming me and thanking me for the good I had done on earth.
He would also say to all of us - don’t give up.
Fight the good fight.
Keep you hand in the hand of our Savior.
It was worth it all.
And to all of his family he would say - I will be talking to Jesus constantly about you all. Lifting you up daily just as I always have because I love you.